Other earth gets closer and closer the whole movie
last time i watched that movie we played a drinking game where you would drink everytime the shot looked like a painting.
We went through 6 beers each.
>Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
IT TOOK FIVE YEARS TO MAKE
also you and your friends sound like massive faggots
>shots of beer
maybe shoot yourself next time
Have you ever read anything about the Avatar universe? The movie MIGHT imply that, but earth is fucking addicted to that mineral, so much that without pandora earth will collapse.
It's literally a survival situation for both parties, except that one of those parties is almost like the aliens from independence day.
That's quite the reaction. Do you not like when people drink beer?
happy together, chungking express, 2046, last life in the universe, away with words
>two pilots in the front
>two jedi in the back
>blockading ships clearly scene and designed in the distance
>alien leader communicating with them on the viewscreen
Seriously, why was TFA cinematography so shit? Does anyone even remember what Han Solo's freighter looked like? I can't. They were almost no establishing shots that really made anything stand out, except for maybe the Star Destroyer in the sand.
A couple of reasons. Part of it is that it was shot and lit really well. It was basically the peak of cinematography and effects for its time and was really unique.
The other part is that it got a really good restoration if you saw any of the recent editions. They scanned the film in 4K and went through each frame to fix the scratches and defects.
Lubezki really has a way with cameras.
Pretty sure there were navi all over pandora. I'm guessing they didnt just spawn there so they must have made great journeys to get there. And who knows what epics they forged and wonders they built? They built houses into trees and made weapons and tools etc. This shit is retarded as it is cringey and me even bothering to comment on it just makes everything about it even worse
Shots=sips. Not sure why you guys are being such assholes about someone drinking to something in a movie. Guess you got nothing better to do. If we did shots we would be vomiting by the midpoint of the film.
Kagemusha is one of my favorite Kurosawa flicks
>without any words this shot alone tells the dynamic of the film's main characters
Care to explain grand master why a still picture can't represent cinematography? What is cinematography but not creating a multitude of still pictures per second?
Not that guy, but I bought the bluray day 1. The one that just has the movie on it. I heard Cameron was going to make sequels so I opted to wait until they release them all to enjoy the extras on the collection.
The visuals are still great, I saw it again at my friend's 4k tv on his ps4 and that shit looked real as fuck. Visual effects and action are Cameron's forte, so I don't see how you can hate on Avatar for excelling on both while still praising 2001 when it only has effects and cinematography. Story got butchered cause muh art, what a faggot. But I digress. You don't looking for a great story in a Cameron movie, you go for action followed by even more action, each sequence making the previous sequence its bitch. I mean, he made T2 and Aliens, son. They said Titanic was going to be like Waterworld, they said Avatar was going to flop as well. Only thing I am worried about is him dying before he makes Battle Angel Alita.
Also, I was hyped for Avatar since at least 2006. And unlike FF13, he delivered.
Why didn't they just shoot him?
God I fucking hate the prequels
that question works for any star wars as well
why don't they do what they should do? why don't they think? why don't they act? why do they fuck shit up? are they stupid?
it's been a Disney series since the first one, brodah
and running around the death star that's crawling with enemy troops makes more sense somehow? the OT has the same exact situation where the protagonists should have been shot dead a million times but they have plot armor.
it's a fairy tale. it's your job to suspend disbelief.
The crossed red and blue lightsabers represent the crossroads between the light side and the dark side
On the Silver Globe had some seriously underrated cinematography.
this is genuinely a nice composition, very dynamic and readable despite the number of characters. it's a crowded room but the opposition between the hero and the villain is strongly conveyed. the prequels have pretty good cinematography in general.
(That's more well edited than sole shot composition, but whatever.)
>the Empire let them escape
is that also why they never get shot in cloud city? or why teddy bears can kill stormtroopers with sticks? did the empire contrive to have itself destroyed? did jabba have a death wish too? did boba fett intentionally let a blind man kill him?
the ot and the prequels run on the exact same type of fairy tale logic.
I said drink every time a shot looked like a painting. Not take a shot every time a shot looked like a painting.
droids in star wars are established as sentient beings from the first minutes of the first film. and in jabba's palace there is a droid torture chamber meaning they can feel (and want to avoid) pain.
Here's a contrast with Return of the Jedi that shows that Luke choose the light side over the dark side.
This is visual vomit, it literally hurts my eyes to look at because of how crowded it is, the angle, the awful blur. I'm not exaggerating here, I'm actually getting a small headache if I stare at this for too long. What the fuck?
anon may feel that facets of cinematography cannot be discussed in isolation, and shouldn't just be limited to for e.g. composition and lighting
to be fair the thread has been neglecting camera work and perhaps anon is frustrated by the lack of its appreciation
He was referring to the Barry Lyndon pic he linked you massive, autistic neckbeard.
>It started to get bad in ROTJ, but even that wasn't near the prequel levels of absurdity
i still haven't seen a good example of the prequels being more absurd in terms of plot armor than the ot. the prequels operate on the same level as 4 and 5, with 6 being by far the most absurd of the whole series. what the fuck is luke's plan for jabba supposed to be? he just murders everyone with his lightsaber in the end. why did everyone else have to get captured first? why was it essential for leia to become a sex slave before luke showed up? did he want her to get gangraped by pigmen?
Because he had to warn Jabba beforehand that if he didn't let them go he would go on the offensive. "Jedis are the guardians of peace and justice" - Obi, A New Hope.
Hey, was I suppose to see that? Or was it a trick?
so why didn't he just show up, say "give me han or i will kill you", and then murder everyone? why was it necessary for leia to be a sex slave to pigmen, for the droids to serve jabba (who tortures his droids), for han to wander blindly in the middle of a shootout? why did luke set his friends up for torture, rape and murder?
Plan A was sending the droids and asking for a peaceful
Plan B was having leia sneak in and bail Han out.
Rebels weren't planning Leia to fuck up so Luke was sort of a last resort.
although he is kinda bad when it comes to action scenes, burton does have his moments
Snyder is certainly a bit... on the nose, huh?
Nope, just Fargo. I've got some .mp4s too, I'll convert them over to webm.
nope, the whole thing was luke's plan from the beginning, since r2d2 has luke's lightsaber hidden inside him and throws it to luke when luke gives him a prearranged signal. the whole thing was planned, the plan just makes no sense.
actually a lot of shots in that sequence used matte paintings and cardboard cutouts. i dunno about the shot that anon asked about but in the part just after that, when vader talks to the emperor, the out-of-focus stormtroopers behind them are blatantly made of cardboard.
Also, see every Kieslowski film ever for amazing lighting techniques.
no, seriously, it looks like ass. i can't believe people shit on sw prequels but defend garbage like pic related. it's a mess of inconsistently lit cgi garbage, there's a blurry gandalf on the left for no reason and the composition is nonsense. it's supposed to be aragorn vs the eye, but the eye is a blur, the hero crouches awkwardly and the whole image was arranged to focus your attention on the sword for some reason. why is the shot about a prop instead of the actual conflict it's supposed to be conveying? the obi wan vs cgi robots shot somebody posted is basically the same situation but is actually competently composed.
this is a rare gem of a movie, but this picture right here is from Mad Detective, it's a chinese crime drama from a few years back.
she gives her ticket to the guy so that he can see his family again while she stays behind. movie ends with her getting visited by her version from the other world. no conversation. the movie literally ends the moment she sees her.
I personally expected the movie to end with the rockets of both planets colliding in space
Faggots like Villeneuve who take Deakins and some hard and ugly and raw subject like fucking Mexican cartel wars and drug war and plaster it with fucking IMDB 'pretty' cinematography even when you kill three kids should go and fucking quit directing movies.
You need that shit to look ugly to represent the mind of the character, not fucking 'I AM PRETTY PRETTY MOVIEEEEE'
>You need that shit to look ugly to represent the mind of the character, not fucking 'I AM PRETTY PRETTY MOVIEEEEE'
Alright then mr bigshot director, I'm sure your next masterpiece will receive critical acclaim :)
yeah, I saw this in a theatre recently and it was fucking amazing. in a way it looked better than 99% of what is put out today. tons of detail in the big shots
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